Men just aren’t the marrying type any more, and in her new book, “Marriage Matters, Janice Shaw Crouse, says that many men live in a state of “perpetual adolescence”.
According to Crouse it’s depressing that men aren’t marrying women like they did back in Laura Ingalls days. But is it really that bad? “It’s very, very depressing,” Crouse told CNSNews.com. “They’re not understanding how important it is for the culture, for society, for the strength of the nation to have strong families.”
So just because people aren’t getting married, society is doomed? I think figuring out why divorce rates are so should take precedent over why men aren’t running to the altar.
“And I know the feminists just yell and scream if you say anything like this, but time was, girls set the cultural morays, the standards, the parameters for intimate activity. The girls were the ones that set those boundaries. And now it’s the guys who do,” Crouse told CNSNews.com.
“And it’s doubly terrible because the colleges now are predominantly female. So you have some – up to 60 percent of the student bodies are female. And almost all of them are more than 50 percent female. And so the ratio [of] male/female is out of sync.
“And that means the girls have to live by the guys’ demands. And that means less romance. They don’t date. The girls, I have talked to numerous young women, lament the fact that they don’t have the opportunity to dress up and go out for an event.”
If men don’t want to get married, let them stay single, but don’t think for one moment that marriage is the end-all-be-all. And just because people aren’t married, doesn’t mean they’re not shacking up.
According to 2014 data from the U.S. Census Bureau, 7.9 million opposite sex couples in the U.S. live together but are not married. And let’s not mention the babies these people are having. Some people don’t feel the need to solidify their relationship with a piece of paper.
Clutchettes, what do you think about the fact that so many men aren’t getting married?